The Bridge House
20th-century French School oil on hardboard signed in the lower left by Charles Léon Godeby (1870-1952). The artwork is smooth to the touch.
A large-scale painting laced with a bright luminosity that is subtly distributed by the geometry of the bridge and its skylights. The complexity of the reflections on the water proves Godeby's commitment to translating the beauty of the ephemeral into its smallest details. The gold frame lends a strong and compatible border to scene matching darker shades and colors with the bridge and river.
About the artist: Charles Léon Godeby was a French painter from Brittany, born in Rennes January 26, 1866 and died in Quimper on May 19, 1952. Godeby mainly painted Breton landscapes and the life of its people. He also traveled to North Africa where he painted oases and the cities of the time with a luminous palette and admirable details.
- Overall size: 23.6" x 28.5" / 60cm x 72.5cm.
- Size without the frame: 18.8" x 24" / 48cm x 61cm.
- Provenance: France.
- Signed: Charles Léon Godeby (1870-1952).
- Date: 20th-century.
- Condition: The panel and the frame are in excellent condition despite some minimal impacts in the frame corners.
- Materials: Oil on hardboard.
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